NTSB Identification: ANC83LA003
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 04, 1982 in NEAR KING SALMO, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N54247
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE BEGAN TAKING OFF WITH A RIGHT QUARTERING HEADWIND. AS THE PLANE LIFTED OFF, A GUST OF WIND WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE AIRCRAFT MOVED SIDEWARD AND DOWN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR CONTACTED THE GROUND AND SEPARATED. THE NOSE THEN STRUCK THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED AND FLIPPED OVER. A SMALL FIRE ERUPTED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, BUT THE PILOT EXTINGUISHED IT WITH THE AIRCRAFT'S FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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